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Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

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Mandates, Boosters And America’s Ongoing Vaccination Problem

Mandates, boosters and global supply. Georgetown University's Lawrence Gostin talks about what is legal -- and what might be most effective -- when it comes to getting Americans vaccinated.

45mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Recognizing Those On The Frontlines Of America’s Longest Wars

Recognizing the men and women on the front lines of America's longest wars. To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Diane talks to James Kitfield, author of the new book, "In The Company Of Heroes."

45mins

10 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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The Texas Abortion Law And Concerns Over Transparency At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's Texas abortion decision has shined a light on the justices' increasing reliance on a "shadow docket." Legal expert Stephen Vladeck on what that means for transparency and legitimacy at the nation's court.

45mins

7 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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How The U.S. Government Hid The Truth About Afghanistan

Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock says the U.S. government misled the public about our failures in Afghanistan -- for years . His new book is titled "The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War."

45mins

3 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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From The Archives: A Conversation With Harry Belafonte

A conversation from the archives with singer, actor and producer Harry Belafonte. In 2003, he talked to Diane about his lifelong activism on behalf of civil and human rights, and his gratitude for the platform being a performer gave him.

45mins

31 Aug 2021

Rank #5

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From The Archives: A Conversation With Dr. Ralph Stanley

A conversation from the archives with Dr. Ralph Stanley, the singer and banjo player whose "mountain music" gave rise to bluegrass. Stanley joined Diane in October 2009. He died in 2016 at age 89.

45mins

27 Aug 2021

Rank #6

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From The Archives: A Conversation With Renée Fleming

A conversation from The Diane Rehm Show archives with opera star Renée Fleming. In a 2004 interview, she explains how she developed her voice into what became known as the gold standard of the soprano sound.

52mins

20 Aug 2021

Rank #7

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From The Archves: A Conversation With Kenny Rogers

A conversation from The Diane Rehm Show archives with pop and country super star Kenny Rogers. In a 2012 interview, he reflected on his challenging childhood, aging, and his 50 years in music.

52mins

13 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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From The Archives: A Conversation With Judy Collins

A conversation from The Diane Rehm Show archives with singer-songwriter Judy Collins. In 2003 she talked to Diane about her son's suicide -- and how music and speaking publicly about mental health has helped her keep going.

45mins

6 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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From The Archives: A Conversation With Linda Ronstadt

A conversation from The Diane Rehm Show archives with Linda Ronstadt. In 2014, Diane talked to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer about her 40 year career, and the Parkinson’s diagnosis that forced her to stop singing.

45mins

30 Jul 2021

Rank #10